45 Huge Mistakes You Probably Never Noticed In Blockbuster Movies
Every one of us consider ourselves to be critics and experts when it comes to watching movies on the big screen. This could have been better, or that actor could have done that and it can go on and on. I like to think that the directors make these huge mistakes on purpose sometimes to see if the audience will catch it and forever talk about it. Here is 45 movie mistakes that you may not have noticed before.
Braveheart hit theaters in 1995 depicting a tale set in Scotland about a man's life and struggle for freedom in 1,300 B.C. Actor Mel Gibson is depicted above as wearing a kilt in a battle scene, however the kilt was only introduced in Scotland in the 16th centuries.
Independence Day (1996)
Filmed in 1996, this movie scene is wrongly depicting where the Empire State Building is located in New York City. This film is about aliens invading the planet and trying to take over and destroy earth.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
This war movie highlights the valour efforts of the Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in 2004. In one of the scenes in particular, a soldier mentions YouTube, which was only founded in 2005.
The Goonies (1985)
This particular movie from the 1980's is filmed in Oregon and is about a group of young kids who are trying to stop their neighborhood from being demolitioned and find a secret map of treasure that leads them underground. In this scene shown above, a baseball card of a man from the 1930's in this 1973 baseball card collection is shown and not accurate to baseball card standards.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
As Americans we all know and love the Indiana Films. This particular one is the last one in the trilogy that's directed by Steven Spielberg. However, the Natzi portrayal of burning books in this film from 1938 actually occurred in 1933.
Halloween Movie (1978)
This movie's plot is surrounding the story of Michael Myers murdering his little sister in a clown costume. However, the film's director made a mistake in setting the movie in this made-up town Illinois when he had palm trees in the back ground portraying California!
Pirates of the Caribbean (2006)
This Walt Disney film has enamoured boys and girls from all ages, with it's pirate visionaries and his scenic ocean sword fights. The film had a rusty moment when Captain Barbossa played by actor, Geoffery Rush as the captain of the Black Pearl. This scene above shows Captain Barbossa showing the audience a Granny Smith Apple, that sadly did not exist yet until 1868 from Australia by Maria Ann Smith. The film was depicting a time period in the 1600's.
Back to the Future (1985)
In Back to the Future, this license plate is shown to have 8 characters. The State of California, allows only a max of 7. I suppose the producers had 'more time' than what they are letting on about!
The Patriot (2000)
This American Revolution film, starring Mel Gibson as a veteran from the French and Indian War who revenges and fights for his family, also has some defects. Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) has 7 children by his deceased wife, while living peacefully on a beautiful piece of farm property in Charleston, Virginia during 1776. In the film the children never seem to age, while some of them are killed and the war takes some yearly notches off of Martin's pole. Age before beauty I suppose is not correct here.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
This film is set in World War where Tom Hank's character is the only surviving soldier of the Omaha Beach Assault of 1944 in Normandy. Hank lies against a Ural M-63 motorcycle for support in the scene above. The motorcycle above is an after cursor to the modern day sidecar motorcycle from the year 1973. This particular model, however, did have an ancestor that was already being produced in the 1940's.
The Green Mile (1999)
Actor John Coffey above, is about to be electrocuted in a Louisiana jail during the time of the Great Depression. However, the electric chair wasn't invented until 1940. This is 5 years in the future for this film.
Malcom X (1992)
Malcom X is a movie shot about a window in Malcom Little's life and his journey in the black muslim sector from being a criminal to converting to Islam. According to the film, 911 existed when Malcom had his house under fire and called the police. Sadly 9-1-1 was only founded 3 years after Malcom was assassinated.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raiders of a Lost Ark is the second film of the Indiana Trilogy. Starring Harrison Ford on a mission to find the lost Ark of the Covenant. In this scene depicted above Indiana Jones is stuck in an underground boobie trap with no way out, however there is an apparent giant hole in the ceiling from which he can escape that is illuminating this particular statue.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
A movie made with Hans Zimmer's music, Sherlock Holmes had more sly detective work completed by the directors than what meets the eye. In this chase scene of London's Tower Bridge in the foreground and Parliament in the background, the buildings are two miles apart and not close to each other in reality.
Starring Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt, the movie tells the story of the Trojan war. Above this scene with the umbrella is not legitimate as this style umbrella was only invented 800 years after the battle occured.
Top Gun (1986)
This military oriented movie shows two planes, top to top, flying perpendicular to the earth. This would have been impossible to accomplish as the back wings of both aircrafts would've run into each other causing a fatal crash.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Above, Jim Carey plays the role of a pet detective. He is in the forest listening to a dolphin's call, however, dolphins can't make that call above water.
In the movie Django Unchained, Django is seen wearing sunglasses. In 1858 sunglasses were only prescribed from doctors for medical purposes and not worn by people of colour in America.
The Sound of Music (1965)
This classic musical film has been continually loved by generations as time goes on. However, when the Von Trapp family had to flee Austria from Natzi Germany and cross the Alps for Neutral Switzerland in the movie, they would only have been able to make it to Germany as geographically. They would never have made it over.
The Aviator (2004)
In the movie the Aviator, Leonardo Di Caprio is seen buying a box of chocolate chip cookies. This is a wrong depiction of arguably America's favourite dessert. The movie was set in 1928, however, chocolate cookies weren't invented until the 1930's by Ruth Wakefield who ran and owned the Tollhouse Inn in Massachusetts.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
This Walt Disney film is the third movie in its series. Pictured above is Keira Knightly who plays a governor's daughter named Elizabeth who goes on a daring pirate adventure to save piracy and keep it from extinction by plotting raids on the Dutch East India trading company. In the film they head to Singapore on one of these missions, however Singapore was only founded in 1819. This is a long shot for the 1600's.
Passion of the Christ (2004)
In this movie, the actor who is Jesus could never have been white, as he is from the Middle East.
Tom Hanks gets stranded on a deserted island, from a plane crash for years, and finds all his customers mailboxes floating in the ocean. None of them appear to be ruined.
Schindler's List (1995)
During World War II, Oskar Schindler looks out for the Jews in Poland, however in the scene above the plastic stamp was not invented yet- only the metal ones existed.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
In this classic movie, a gas lamp is shown above as having an electrical cord hanging from it. Yikes!
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
In this spy movie, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are supposed to be in New York city, however there are apparent signs that the movie was filmed in Los Angeles.
In this chariot crash, a gas tank is clearly seen in the back of the chariot, which is nearly impossible ti have been invented yet.
North by North West (1959)
In this gun shot scene, before the gun even goes off a young boy is seen in the back ground covering his ears.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
In this magic film of faraway lands, dorothy is shown to have lost her precious ruby slippers and wearing brown ones!
In the incredible romance film, The Titanic, actor Leonardo Di Caprio (Jack) is shown telling Kate Winslet (Rose) that he used to go ice fishing on lake Wissota, Wisconsin. However, the lake was actually a dam and not completed until 1917. The Titanic sank in 1912.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Uma Thurman is seen marking her bodice with a red dot, as to where to inject herself. In the following close up in the scene the red mark disappears.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Above in the fight seen, the handcuffs are depicted as being behind the guys back, but in the top slide they mysteriously move to the front of him.
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Above the main star, Harrison Ford, is depicted taking a breather in the middle east, however a man is seen wearing modern day clothing walking in the background in what's supposed to be 1936.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
In this newer film on Batman, the newspaper shown to the audience seems to not have been spell-checked. Oops.
The Avengers (2012)
Here in this New York City fight scene Captain America's suit repairs itself magically from scene to scene.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump, played by actor Tom Hanks is given an envelope by Apple. The movie is dated 1975, however Apple did not become a public traded company until 1981.
The Gladiator (2000)
In the movie, The Gladiator, the nickname "The Spaniard" is given to Russell Crowe's character. The problem is the term "spaniard" hadn't been used yet or adopted as the year is 180 AD for the movie. Spaniard is a derivative from an old French word from the 14th century.
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
Above Jack sparrow is filmed on his ship, the Black Pearl, however a crew member is very clearly shown in the background on accident.
Panic Room (2002)
In the 2002 film, Panic Room, Jodie Foster stars as the mother who in this particular scene sets propane on fire to delay the aggressors. She is shown dropping to the floor for cover with her children, as the fire shoots to the ceiling. This is an incorrect depiction of science. Propane is heavier than air and would rather drop in real life and burn the people on the ground.
Spider Man 3 (2007)
In this New York city film, the famous Terminal Tower is seen in this back ground clearly showing the film was actually filmed in Cleveland Ohio.
300 Movie (2006)
In this war movie set back in early Roman times, Xerxes uses bombs in battle, however gunpowder was not invented until the 9th century.
The Book of Eli (2010)
In this feature film, main character Denzel Washington is shown reading the Bible in Braille. Therefore, any book written in Braille is a lot thicker than a normal copy. Therefore, the printed version of the Bible here would've taken several volumes, and not just one shown in this scene.
Back to the Future (1985)
In this 1985 film, the main character Marty (Michael J. Fox) goes back in time to 1955 when his parents met in high school. He is shown up above with a guitar from 1958, wrongly portraying the year.